10+1 trends of Russian beer market 2015-2017Despite of the moderately negative prognoses for 2017, the beer market can be stabilized soon. Yet the years of the negative dynamics have resulted in marketing being limited just to “optimization” and the art of balancing between price and volumes. Bigger supermarkets share means stronger trade marketing. These processes are connected to the majority of the described trends. At the same time, the federal brands inflation leads to searching for new tastes, sales channels and contact formats that expand the product range and diversify the beer market, but do not imply a substantial volume increase. Let us enumerate and further discuss the ten trends of the beer market we can see in 2015-2017 as well as the major event of 2017.
Beer market of Ukraine 2017In the first half of 2017, the Ukrainian beer market goes on decreasing slowly. Yet, the companies manage to compensate their lost volumes by raising prices and improving the sales structures. This results in the mid price market segment reduction while the sales of premium brands are rising. These processes are connected to position strengthening of companies Carlsberg Group and Oasis and the market share reduction of Obolon. Most of the novelties by the market leaders belong to craft or hard lemon categories.
Beer market of Russia 2016: PET goes to draftThe beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment.
Beer market of Vietnam: “Young tiger”Vietnam is one of the few big beer markets that continue to grow steadily. The beer popularity results from its low price, street consumption culture, and social motives. The outlooks of beer market as well as the Vietnamese economy inspire optimism, though the country is heavily dependent on export of goods. The state regulation can be called liberal, but the key risk for brewers is harbored in intensive rising of excise. Within TOP-4 there are two leaders, Sabeco and Heineken that grow at the fastest rates. The first company effectively employs its capacities, the second one focuses on marketing technologies. Almost 80% of the market belongs to century-old brands, yet the middle class and the youth are shifting their interest toward international premium that is growing taking share from the mainstream.
India’s Goa Asked To Modify Licence Fee For Beer Manufacture
Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI) in its pre-budget memorandum has said that the licence fees should be charged on the production capacity of the beer manufacturing units.
"The licence fee of Rs five lakhs for manufacture of Beer is uniformly charged across the board to all the Breweries irrespective of their size and sales volumes. It is requested that the licence fee may be charged depending upon sale volume per annum,"the memorandum reads.
The memorandum was submitted to Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who also handles finance portfolio in the state.
GCCI has suggested that for the minimum capacity of six lakh cases per annum, licence fee of Rs 50,000 should be charged for those with high capacity of 24 lakh cases and above, Rs five lakh should be charged.
"This will encourage setting up of small breweries in Goa,"the memorandum reads.
The body has also recommended that bottling fee of Re 0.30 per bottle of beer charged should be scrapped.
"There is no bottling fee on beer imported into the state of Goa,"GCCI has pointed out adding that there is an urgent need to provide level playing field to all the parties by removing the bottling fee.
"Any loss of revenue on account of removal of Bottling Fees could be offset by increasing the excise duty by Re.050 per bulk litre,"the memorandum says.
GCCI has said that the levy of bottling fee also becomes a burden to local units particularly when the products are exported to other states.
25 Jan. 2011